A rare vintage classic, reinvented

With only a small handful ever made, this 1970s electric piano was specifically made for use in the home. A vintage sound you know and love with some unique twists and a special mojo.

The traditional sound of this rare piano has been captured with our reputed attention to detail. We also recorded an innovative technique of meticulously hand-muting the metal tone bars, unlocking a distinct percussive sound which is unlike any other electric piano.

Included are a set of complimentary textural sounds, crafted from the original recordings which take this classic electric piano into a completely new and exciting space.

Highlights

A super-rare electric piano
2 unique percussive sounds
8 amazing textural sounds
3 mic signals
Tape signal

Kontakt

Uses the free Kontakt PLAYER
Works in all major DAWs
Compatible with NKS

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Made in October 1977, there was only a small handful ever assembled, with some estimates as low as 25 units.

46-year old sounds, reinvented for today

In true Westwood style, we took the original recordings and crafted eight unique textural sounds. Using reel-to-reel, guitar pedals and other methods of re-sampling, they sound like an aged analogue synth and compliment the electric piano perfectly. Some are off-pitch and warped, others are deeper and more pure.

Each one can be altered in character and tonality in its own individual way using the texture fader. Play them on their own, or in any number of combinations to hear the sound of this electric piano in a completely new and re-invented way.

Inside of Rhodes electric piano

A percussive way to play

We developed a way to play the piano which creates a unique percussive sound and wouldn’t be achievable playing live.

During sampling we dampened each of the metal tone bars by hand, which prevents them from vibrating and produces a very short round sound.

There are two variations and both are perfect for fast arpeggiated patterns in the style of Steve Reich and Nils Frahm.

Cassette recordings included

The original piano was made for use in the home, so it has a cassette recorder built-in. You could play along to your favourite album or more importantly to us, record yourself playing the piano.

So during the sample session, we put everything on to a stack of cassette tapes and sampled these along with the live recordings.

Behind the recording

Recorded at The Nave, one of the UK’s finest recording studios; a converted church with an amazing sounding live room. Engineer Tom Orrell used a set of classic microphones and vintage outboard to tailor the perfect sound for the piano

A Neumann U87 was placed on the speaker grill for a really dry and close perspective. A pair of Neumann KM184s were used for the metal tone bars. AKG C414s, created a more typical tree-style position and will give you a well balanced and open sound. Lastly, high up in the gallery were a pair of omnidirectional Oktava MK-12s. The secret weapon among engineers for their excellent detail, these will give you the full natural studio sound and allow you to hear the beautiful decay of The Nave. 

We collected this really wide range of perspectives for you to mix exactly the sound you need. If you want something to work with out-of-the-box, there’s a production-ready, natural sounding mix provided too. Everything was recorded through through Neve and API preamps, an AMEK Rembrandt desk and captured using world-class Apogee AD16X analogue to digital convertors.

Electric piano in recording studio

"When we found this rare version of such a classic instrument and played it for the first time, we knew we had to do something special with it."

Rob Hill
Founder, Westwood Instruments

Explore the interface

Control the speed and depth of the built-in Vibrato effect

Control the level and balance of the 4 microphone positions. There are also faders for the piano sounds inlcuding the sustain pedal, string resonance and key noises.

8 high-quality custom reverb impulses, created to give you immediate an immediate feeling and transform the sound into a wide range of spaces.

Select and combine any of the piano sounds and textures. The level and various other controls can each be edited independently.

Control the level and sound of the texture layers

Our unique Transpitch control create a darker and moodier sound by pitch-shifting the samples down and transposing them back up at the same time.

8 high-quality custom reverb impulses, created to give you immediate vibe and transport the sound into a wide range of spaces.

Built-in EQ to shape the sound quickly without having to reach for a plugin

A powerful and transformative delay engine which can be used to create a huge range of sounds from a clean uncoloured delay to more unstable vintage tape echoes to expansive and hazy washes.

Control the stereo width of the signal from purely mono to a wrap-around immersive sound.

SOUNDS & SIGNALS

What's included?

Sounds

Piano
Electric Piano
Soft Electric Piano
Soft Tone Bars
Muted Tone Bars

Textures
APOLLO
BREESE
ORGANA
APOGEE
TUPELO
EEFFOC
WONDER
JOANNA

Signals

Mix
A production-ready mix created from the main microphone positions.
Grill
A close and clean signal recorded a few inches from the built-in speaker.
Room
A beautifully balanced stereo position, allowing the sound to breathe.
Gallery
A high up and diffused perspective for the true sound of the studio.
Tape
Natural vibe and mojo. Captured directly from the built-in cassette recorder.
Piano
Individual controls for: Key noises, tone bars and the sustain pedal.

Tech Specs

Good to know

Kontakt

Uses the free KONTAKT PLAYER
Version 6.6.1 or higher
NKS compatible
Native Access required for activation

System Requirements

Mac OS 10.13 High Seirra or higher
Windows 10 or higher

All major DAWs supported

8GB RAM minimum

3.7GB download size
Downloads using the free Pulse app

User Manual

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